First Guyanese to be awarded Eric Williams Prize in History for outstanding performance
The Eric Williams Prize in History is intended for outstanding performance in the subject at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam, offered by the Caribbean Examinations Council, CXC. According to a press release, Rebecca Khan obtained grade ones with distinctions in both CAPE History units and was selected for the prize after ranking the highest on CXC’s ranking criteria. She recently received the prize at a simple ceremony at the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission in Kingston Jamaica.
Rebecca is the first Guyanese to be awarded the prize since it was started four years ago. Rebecca has decided to pursue a degree in Law at the University of Guyana after spending a year at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, in Jamaica pursing an undergraduate degree in History where she was honoured in 2012 for having achieved a grade point average of 4.08.